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The Theme of World Creativity and Innovation’s Week & Day in 2022 is Collaboration

April 6, 2022 Uncategorised

A message from IACP Executive Director, Michael C Russell

World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW), a United Nations-recognized event in its 21st year, is fast approaching! It is celebrated between April 15, the birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci, and April 21, World Creativity and Innovation Day. This United Nations International Day of Observance focuses on using creativity and innovation to achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The theme of World Creativity and Innovation’s Week & Day in 2022 is Collaboration. IACP & our members were invited by Dr. Jim Friedman, Chief Steward of World Creativity & Innovation Week & Day, to participate in 2022’s WCIW by hosting events that spread awareness of Collaborative Practice and how it relates to UN Sustainable Development Goal #16, which is Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.

Through events around the world, IACP, Collaborative Professionals, and Collaborative Groups are celebrating this international event and association with the United Nations to increase public education and global awareness of Collaborative Practice as a conflict resolution model, and its creative and innovative ability to foster the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #16.

IACP members around the globe are marking the occasion with special events, including educational opportunities, networking, speaker series and virtual gatherings designed to raise awareness around the Collaborative Divorce process and how it benefits families.

We believe that WCIW will show the distinct benefits of the Collaborative Divorce process as creative and innovative. Our goal is to create an environment where teams of interdisciplinary professionals utilize their diverse skills and perspectives to empower families in crisis to achieve peace. We want them to think in solutions, not problems, and embrace creativity to create personalized solutions for each divorce or dispute. This closely aligns with the UN’s goals for WCIW and we are very pleased to be a part of it.

Collaborative Practice, also referred to as Collaborative Divorce, is an ideal fit for this UN-recognized international event because of how it creatively brings people together to find more positive solutions for families in divorce situations through the use of interdisciplinary skillsets and perspectives. It provides families with an opportunity to reduce the negative impacts of divorce by working proactively and cooperatively with legal, financial and mental health professionals. Collaborative Divorce is becoming more and more common as families seek to avoid the stress and emotional toll separations can create — it keeps families out of court, facilitates respectful and dignified resolutions and puts kids at the center of decision-making.

This is a great opportunity for us to support our members while at the same time showing the whole world that there is a better way to handle divorce and family disputes. We look forward to making a big splash impact on Collaborative with these incredible events.

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